Automation Merger: Rockwell Buys Jacobs

Rockwell Automation  today announced that it has agreed to purchase Jacobs Automation, the leader in intelligent track motion control technology. Jacobs Automation provides a motion control solution called the iTRAK System. This technology improves performance across a wide range of packaging, material handling, and other applications for the global machine builder market. “The combination of…

Digi-Key in China? Yes. Soon, Too

Digi-Key Corp. is expanding operations globally and plans in the near future to establish its first office in China in furtherance of an internationalization program that will see the electronics components distributor putting “boots on the ground” in key European, Middle East and Asian locations, according to company executives. The company in the last year…

Lime and Vitec Partner in Japan

The field programmable RF chip developer Lime Microsystems, today announced it has signed Vitec Electronics as its strategic distribution partner for Japan. Lime is the world’s leading supplier of field programmable RF transceivers. Its software configurable chips run on any 2G, 3G or 4G mobile standard and on any frequency between 0.3 and 3.8GHz. The…

Anaren in Stock at Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for three new surface-mount technology (SMT) high-power attenuators from Anaren.  These 30-50W devices are high-performance, high-power chip attenuators covering from DC to 3.0 GHz and featuring high return loss and small footprints. Their high power-handling makes them well-suited for inter-stage matching, directional couplers,…

STMicro Wins MEMS Awards

STMicroelectronics,  a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has been selected by MEMS Industry Group and affiliated voters as the Company of the Year for its continuing success in growing its MEMS business, expanding its product line, and demonstrating industry leadership and vision. Adding to ST’s Company of the Year…

Xilinx Ships First 20nm All Programmable Product

Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) today announced  first customer shipment of the semiconductor industry’s first 20nm product manufactured by TSMC, and the PLD industry’s first 20nm All Programmable device. Xilinx UltraScale devices deliver an ASIC-class advantage  with  the industry’s only ASIC-class programmable architecture coupled with the Vivado ASIC-strength design suite and recently introduced UltraFast™ design methodology. The…